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Sticky Faith at Minnehaha Academy

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 25, 2019

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Topics: Middle School, Upper School, Lower School, Academics, Cultivating Potential

French Students Take Home National Honors

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 18, 2019

Middle School French students have acquitted themselves very well again this year on Le Grand Concours (the National French contest).

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Topics: Awards, Middle School, Academics

Middle Schoolers Take Top Honors in National Latin Exam

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 17, 2019
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Topics: Awards, Middle School, Academics

Senior Honors: Class of 2019

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 12, 2019

Oh the places they'll go! 

The class of 2019 wasn't afraid of a little hard work, as evidenced by this year's Senior Honors Night. We're confident that each of these awards demonstrates much more than an Upper School achievement...the character and diligence that lead to the award is the foundation needed for future success. Congrats, Seniors!

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Academics

Upper School Latin Students Bring Home the Honors

Posted by Amy Barnard on May 31, 2019

Minnehaha Academy Upper School Latin students joined over 150,000 students worldwide taking the National Latin Exam and brought home twenty-nine total honors!

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Topics: Awards, Upper School, Academics

Do Something: Design Thinking Connects AP English Skills to the Real World

Posted by Amy Barnard on May 30, 2019

Meeting with legislators at the State Capitol. Interviewing the Director of the Tennessee Immunization Program. Creating an interactive art event on the banks of the Mississippi.

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Topics: Upper School, Academics, Exceptional Academics

Good News About Who Our Students Are Becoming, Pt. 2

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jan 21, 2019

 

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Topics: Middle School, Academics, Cultivating Potential, Exceptional Academics

Good News About Who Our Students Are Becoming, Pt. 1

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jan 14, 2019

In this two-part series we look at how students at the Middle School are learning to find the "I can" in the midst of challenges they face, choosing to make this sometimes awkward yet very special season of life their time to shine.

Last year English teacher Chantal Ulferts worked with a student who just couldn’t seem to connect with books.

Reading wasn’t a joy, and the boy was close to writing himself off as a non-reader.

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Topics: Middle School, Academics, Cultivating Potential, Exceptional Academics

Encouraging Reluctant Writers: Preparing Students for Success Part 4

Posted by Amy Barnard on Dec 13, 2018

 

Developing the drive for effective communication and the ability to connect literacy with areas of passion.

Recap: What's the Why?

If you've read our first post in this series, The Jobs That Don't Exist, you already know that more than half of the jobs our students will step into don't even exist today.

Our faculty work to prepare students not only with excellent academic skills, but also with the so-called "soft skills" that research shows are key to success in any job market. From clear communication to follow-through, research suggests that these soft skills may be even more important than academic success.

The final area we will look at in this series is how the Lower School writing curriculum both fosters a joy in communication and helps students to tap into the drive that is necessary to finish a project.

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Topics: Lower School, Academics, Cultivating Potential

To Be Made Whole and Holy; 2018 Commencement Address

Posted by Amy Barnard on Jun 12, 2018

 

David Hoffner, Director of Spiritual Formation and Economics teacher, challenges students to endure unearned suffering, love wisdom, and live in genuine freedom. Mr. Hoffner is preparing for his 13th year teaching at Minnehaha Academy.

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Topics: Upper School, Academics

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